Maria Sharapova has been making the news again lately. And no, gentlemen, she does not have a sexy new photo spread due for release... We're talking tennis today, as Sharapova seemed poised to take home the Sony Ericsson Open title (which would have been her most impressive victory since taking home the Australian Open trophy in 2008).
But Victoria Azarenka had other plans.
Azarenka held on to defeat Sharapova in straight sets and secure the win, which she attributed to a new mentality. Well, something must be working. Sharapova now joins Kim Clijsters and Vera Zvonareva as notches on Azarenka's belt.
In other sports news, LA Lakers' forward Matt Barnes may be physically back in action, but his short temper got the best of him. He ended up paying for his scuffle with Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry with a one-game suspension.
And Jacob Tucker has given Midwestern guys of average height everywhere someone to look up to. He emerged from Division III anonymity to become a YouTube sensation and win the NCAA Slam Dunk Contest.
Stay tuned for all this and more as I run through the latest sports buzz of the day!